Sept. 8 Wine and Cheese event benefits Hospice

COMMUNITY. Tickets are on sale now for the Sept. 8, 2019 Hospice Wine and Cheese event.

28 Aug 2019 | 04:30

The public is invited to purchase tickets to sample wines, enjoy live music and the afternoon’s auctions, surrounded by the amazing views at Waterwheel Farm on Sept. 8, 2019.

Friends of Hospice, a volunteer group that supports Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, will host its 35th annual Wine & Cheese Festival at 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 (Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019) at Waterwheel Farm, 124 Fredon-Marksboro Road, Newton, NJ 07860. The 400 acre-farm in Fredon is owned by the Klemm Family.

“The Wine & Cheese Festival has become a tradition on the event calendars of wine enthusiasts throughout the area for many years,” said Jeanette Klemm, Vice-President and founding member of Friends of Hospice. “In addition to the event’s highlights and festive spirit, this afternoon is a wonderful opportunity for guests to support the valuable work of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice."

This year The Bill Wright School of Music and the Treble Alliance will serve as musical backdrop. Festival guests mingle and visit 18 tables of wines each selected to give attendees a full spectrum of samples from across the globe and price scale. Tables will also be filled with cheeses, fruits and desserts to pair with the wines and champagnes. When taking a break from tasting wine, guests are invited to participate by placing their bids on an array of items at the silent auction; or review the featured items that will be up for bid at the live auction held at the end of the day.

Along with the dedicated team of Friends of Hospice volunteers, the festival is supported by Randy Burke, owner of Burke’s Wine & Liquor in Sparta, who assembles more than 100 wines and champagnes from around the world for guests to sample.

“Randy’s support of the hospice and his many years of orchestrating this event have been pivotal in raising thousands of dollars to support the patients and families that we serve,” said Lisa O’Hara, President of the Friends of Hospice.

Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice presented Randy Burke with the 2018 Spirit of Hospice Award at the Hospice Honors Banquet hosted annually to recognize the exemplary dedication of hospice staff, board members and community supporters. Celebrating 40 years, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice has helped thousands of area families cope with the terminal illness of loved ones; proceeds from this year’s Wine & Cheese festival will continue to assist hospice patients and their loved ones.

Tickets for the Wine & Cheese Festival are on sale at the pre-event purchase price of $40 for adults only and can be purchased at Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue in Newton, The Sparta Pharmacy or at Burke’s Wine & Liquor both in Sparta or online at On the day of the event the entrance price at the gate is $50.00.

Julia Quinlan stated, “The Wine & Cheese Festival remains one of our most successful fundraisers. It is certainly one of our most enjoyable.”

Joining the Friends of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and Burke’s Wine & Liquor as Event Sponsors are several area business leaders including Presenting Sponsor: Lakeland Bank, Contral Security Corporation, SB One Bank, Home Instead Senior Care, Cailey Jewelers, Atlantic Manor, Askin & Hooker, LLC, Fulton Bank, Arden Courts Memory Care Community, Ames Corporation, Arthur J. Gallagher & Company, Biondo Investment Advisors, Life Force Eldercare, Elenora L. Benz, Esq., North Point Realty, Sussex County Community College Foundation, Mitchell Insurance Agency, Frankford Car Wash, Davis R. Chant Real Estate, RoNetco Shoprite, Comet Security and Comet Management.

The Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation provides Hospice care for the terminally ill and bereavement counseling for those who have lost loved ones. Serving Sussex and Warren Counties NJ and Northeast PA.

Call 800-882-1117 for information about Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ and Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 104 Bennett Ave., Milford, PA.

Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is an independently owned hospice program and a hospice provider for Newton Medical Center and area Atlantic Health Care System.

The Home for Hospice is located in Fredon, NJ. The Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center is open to hospice families and the community for bereavement support, counseling and educational opportunities; it is located at 5 Plains Rd. in Augusta with satellite offices in Pike and Warren Counties.

For hospice programs, events, and more information visit